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Julian Lob-Levyt’s career in global health and development began the moment he left medical school.
“I started out clinically but knew that if I wanted to make a bigger difference, the choice was to go into politics or international development,” he said. “As soon as I completed my postgraduate work, I applied for opportunities overseas. I quickly transitioned from clinical responsibilities to the management, organization, and financing of health services so that I could support others to make a larger impact.”
Those overseas assignments include long-term postings in Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Solomon Islands, and Zimbabwe, and teaching and research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Immediately before joining DAI in 2010, Julian served for six years as Chief Executive Officer of the Geneva, Switzerland-based GAVI Alliance, a public-private partnership created in 2000 to increase access to immunization for children in the world’s poorest countries.
Before that, he advised the UNAIDS Executive Director, served five years with the U.K. Department for International Development as Chief Human Development Adviser and Chief Health and Population Adviser, and held senior positions with the World Health Organization and European Commission.
Now based in London, Julian manages DAI’s international operations and oversees efforts to leverage DAI’s expertise and competencies across its international network, bringing global capabilities to bear in local contexts across all areas of development.
In June 2011, Julian was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his services on behalf of global health.
- MB ChB, University of Bristol
- MSc. DTM, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health
- Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health
“I’m looking forward to working in an organization that is mission-driven but strongly committed to meeting business metrics, which is entirely compatible with working in development and being pro-poor. I think that is the model that the world, including the poorest parts of the world, runs on already. Let’s see how far we can take it to deliver real development results.”
— Julian Lob-Levyt